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Happy Valentines Day!

Yesterday was Valentines Day. It was the worst day of my life. I have spent 5 Valentine's Day's (counting yesterday) with the same guy. He never remembers to get me anything so on Valentines Day, I should not expect anything different.

I woke up in the morning to him shouting something at me. Got up and there was no Coffee. Had an argument with one of my friends about my boyfriend going anywhere as it was Valentines Day and he should be spending it with me. Just because her boyfriend was working doesn't mean she has the right to try and steal mine on a day that means something to me.

I had really had enough. My boyfriend and girlfriend seemed to be ganging up on me and being deceitful. It is not the first time that one of my friends has done this to me and it is certainly not the first time my boyfriend had done it to me.

It was the end of the day (well, 11pm at night to be precise). My boyfriend had gone out with my girlfriend and I hadn't received a card, flowers – ANYTHING off him. So, I decided to give myself a present...

I had always wanted a scar. I am not really keen on getting a Tattoo but a scar was something that had always appealed to me. I was just waiting for the right moment to get one. Last night seemed like the perfect time.

I drove into the City as I had heard of a Tattoo place that was open late. I walked in and was amazed by the appearance of the place. It was very clean and was not intimidating at all.

I talked to Janet about what I was after. I wanted a heart carved into the flesh on my left-hand breast – just above your heart. We discussed the procedure and drew a design. She then asked me if I would rather go into the back room or have the scar done out in the main area of the store. I chose to stay where I was.

She told me that it would be easier to do if I sat up. I have rather large breasts so the skin would not be taught if I lay down.

She went over to a table and came back with a stainless steel kidney dish full of stuff. She asked me to take my top and bra off and make my self-comfortable.

She suggested that I breathe deeply and try and relax as much as possible. I was so nervous! She wiped the area with antiseptic and told me to take deep breaths as you was doing the scar. She reached for a scalpel and that is when I could no longer look!

It was not as painful as I imagined it to be. I just kept breathing and concentrating on that. After a few minutes, she told me that it was all over! She got me a mirror and I looked at the scar. It was perfect. She had even done the shading that we had discussed earlier. She put a dressing over it and told me to take it off the next day so that it can breathe.

She showed me how to keep it clean and gave me a few swabs to take home and use each day. I paid for it - $100 (Australian Dollars) went home. I didn't put my bra back on as she said it might rub and irritate it.

Today it is a bit sore. I have wiped it with the wipe that Janet gave me and that stung a little. Other then that, it is fine. It feels much better without having the dressing on. It is drying out which is good. I am not wearing a bra again today as I am worried that the scar my stick to it.

I have not told my boyfriend about it yet. He probably won't even notice. I am so happy that he didn't get me chocolates or anything like that. I think that the best Valentines day present I have ever received has been the one that I gave myself...

I am SO happy that I got it done. I would recommend it to anyone but just make sure that you do it properly! Not once did I ever consider doing it to myself. I think that it is worth the money to go and done properly. That way you are advised properly about the after care procedures and all the tools that they use are sterile.

I am not sure if I am going to get any more. If another event comes up in the future where I feel like recording it in a form of a scar, I would not hesitate to do it. Otherwise I will just stick to keeping a Journal!



submitted by: Anonymous
on: 17 Feb. 2002
in Scarification

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Artist: Janet
Studio: Bodyart
Location: Melbourne%2C+Australia

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